GLAAD and Interscope Records have joined forces to release a song featuring Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez and Mary J. Blige in tribute to the victims of last month's massacre in Orlando, Florida.
"Hands" was released Wednesday on iTunes. It also includes Selena Gomez, Imagine Dragons, Juanes, Pink, RuPaul, Meghan Trainor and Gwen Stefani.
Sales will benefit the Equality Florida Pulse Victims Fund, the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida and GLAAD.
The June 12 shooting at the Pulse nightclub left 49 people dead and dozens injured. It's the worst mass-shooting in recent U.S. history. [[382881671, C]]
Jason Derulo, Kacey Musgraves, Prince Royce, Nate Ruess, Troye Sivan, Jussie Smollett, Adam Lambert, Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees, Mary Lambert and the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles also make cameos on the song.
"Hands" was co-produced by Grammy winner Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Bruno Mars) and was co-written by Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter, the duo who also worked on hits like Justin Bieber's "Sorry," Nick Jonas' "Close" and Gomez's "Good for You," featuring A$AP Rocky.
The song joins a growing list of musical tributes to the Orlando victims. [[385570831, C]]
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Lopez recently joined "Hamilton" star Lin-Manuel Miranda to record a track called, "Love Makes the World Go Round," to support the families of the victims of the nightclub shooting in Orlando. The proceeds from the song's sales will benefit the Hispanic Federation's Proyecto Somos Orlando.
Christina Aguilera penned a song “Change,” which includes lyrics that share a message about waiting for a change and "the day when hate is lost and love is found." Aguilera released a statement that said proceeds from the song's U.S. downloads through Sept. 14 will be donated to the National Compassion Fund.
Singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge also wrote a song called "Pulse," for the name of the club where last month's massacre occured. [[382647011, C]]